Thursday, 7 November 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh (Atógáil) - Questions on Promised Legislation (Resumed)
There are a number of alleged irregularities with the assembly of a government site in Anne Street in Wexford. It is alleged that the dismantling of the title property was done without the knowledge of the property owners. It is alleged that the highly irregular purchase of the hotel caused a significant loss of space to the decentralised Revenue office. It is alleged that Wexford Borough Council never sought to have the planning amended to reflect the revised layout. It is also alleged that Wexford Borough Council arranged a compulsory purchase order, CPO, on the remainder of the hotel site, but excluded reference to the CPO process of the owner on behalf of the hotel site. The council carried out an investigation into this in 2016. However, the adjoining landowners are seriously challenging this.
I urge the Minister for Housing Planning and local Government to ensure that this is investigated properly and is resolved once and for all.